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1978   MFA Ceramics, University of Montana, Missoula, Montana

1975   BFA Ceramics, Indiana University, Bloomington, Indiana



2011-present Professor emeritus, New Mexico State University, Las Cruces, NM

1985-2011 Professor, Department of Art, New Mexico State University, Las Cruces, NM

1984-85 Visiting Lecturer,  University of Illinois, Champaign, Illinois,

1982 (Fall) Visiting Artist, New York State College of Ceramics, Alfred

1981 (Fall) Artist-in-Residence, The Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio,

1979-81 Assistant Professor, Ohio Wesleyan University



2007 Artist-in Residence, A.I.R. Vallauris, Vallauris, France

1979-80 Artist-in-Residence, Archie Bray Foundation, Helena, Montana



2008, 2004, 2002, 1994, 1989, 1986 Mini Grant, New Mexico State University

2006 President's Award for Faculty Research in 2006

1995 Honorable Mention, WESTAF/NEA Fellowships for Visual Artists-Crafts

1989 Ruth Chenven Foundation Grant

1988 New York City Art Commission Design Award

1980 Ohio Arts Council Individual Artist Fellowship



1994 City of Corpus Christi Public Art Program, Tiled Seat-walls for Waldron and Falcon Parks

1990 Washington State Percent for Art Program, tile mural for Emerald Hills Elementary School, Sumner, Washington

1987-1996 New York City Percent for Art Program, two tile murals for the Staten Island Zoo



One Person

2011 "Looking Back/Looking Forward: 1978-2011, a retrospective", University Art Gallery, New Mexico State   University, Las Cruces, NM

2002 “Garden of Pools”, Holter Museum of Art, Helena, MT

1997  “Soothing Water: A Garden of Pools”, SXU Gallery, Xavier

  University, Chicago, IL

1994   “Paths”,(organized by the Montana Art Gallery Directors Association),  Chester and Chinook, Montana,   Traveling

1983  Garth Clark Gallery, Los Angeles, California

1981  “Tables and Chairs”, Wooster College, Wooster, Ohio

    “Scenes and  Patterns”, Lynn Mayhew Gallery, Ohio Wesleyan University, Delaware, Ohio

    “New Work”, Eels Gallery, Kent, Ohio


Two-Five Person (since 2004)

2013 Two-person, Turman Larison Contemporary, Helena, MT

2009   Two-Person, "Contemplation", Plinth Gallery, Denver, CO

2008 Two-Person, "Color on the Border, Ceramic Tile Paintings", Larchmont Public Library, Larchmont, NY Two-Person Exhibit, Pearl Conrad Gallery, The Ohio State University, Mansfield, OH

2007 "A.I.R. Vallauris Chez Elen' Arts, four person show, Vallauris, France

2005 "Small Clay", Missoula Art Museum, Missoula, MT

2004 “Hothouse Exotica”, Sherry Leedy Contemporary Art, Kansas City, Missouri


Invitational (since 2004)

2014 "Eclectic", Glenn Cutter Gallery, Las Cruces, NM

 "Small is Beautiful", Adobe Patio Gallery, Las Cruces, NM

 "Ornamental", Unsettled Gallery, Las Cruces, NM

2013 "Tejido Fronteriso - Border Tapistrye, Las Cruces Museum of Fine Arts, Las Cruces, NM

 Rhode Island School of Design Alumni 3rd Annual Exhibit, A Gallery, Santa Fe, NM

2012 "RISD/New Mexico", Scripps Fine Art, Santa Fe, NM

 "Las Cruces Collects", Las Cruces Museum of Fine Arts, Las Cruces, NM

 "Tejido Fronteriso - Border Tapistrye, Chamizal National Memorial, El Paso, TX

2011 "Estuaries", St. Petersburg Museum of History, St Petersburg, FL, part of NCECA

 "60 Artworks, 60 Artists, 60 Years: Celebrating the Archie Bray Foundation", Montana Museum of Art  and Culture, Missoula, MT

 "Death and Rebirth", Morton J. May Foundation Gallery, Maryville University, St Louis, MO

2009 “Regional Expressions in Vitirified Clay”, Texas Tech University, Lubbock, TX

2007 "Small Art Objects", Gallery Aqui Siam Ben, Vallauris, France, 10 Select Award

 "Botanical", Santa Fe Clay, Santa Fe, NM

2006 "Work from the Permanent Collection", University of Montana Art Gallery,  Missoula

 "Nature/Culture", Santa Fe Clay, Santa Fe, NM

2005   “Fertile Earth”, Target Gallery, Alexandria, VA

    "Cups, Cups, Cups", Santa Fe Clay, Santa Fe, NM

2004 “Tile: Matter and Motif”, Baltimore Clay Works, Baltimore, MD

 “Past and Present:Ceramics by Indiana University, Bloomington Alumni; School of Fine Arts, SoFA    Gallery, West Gallery, Bloomington, IN

 “Indiana University, Bloomington, School of Fine Arts Alumni Exhibition”, Marvis Bldg., Indianapolis, IN

 “So Que: Art of Southern New Mexico”, Museum of Fine Arts, Santa Fe, NM


Juried (since 2004)

2013 "III Bienal Ciudad Juárez-El Paso Biennial 2013", El Paso Museum of Art, El Paso, TX and Museo de  Arte de Ciudad Juárez, Mexico

 "Beyond the Brickyard", Archie Bray Foundation, Helena, MT

2009 "Beyond the Brickyard", Archie Bray Foundation, Helena, MT

 "Materials: Hard and Soft", Center for the Visual Arts, Denton, TX

 "Continental Divide", Arvada Center for the Arts, Arvada, CO, NCECA exhibit

 "University of Dallas Regional Ceramics Competition 2009, Haggerty Gallery,

 "Mythography", Manifest Gallery, Cincinnati, OH

2008 "Carbondale Clay National", Carbondale Clay Center, Carbondale, CO

 "Jersey Shore Clay National", m. t. Burton Gallery, Surf City, NJ, Award

 "Viewpoint: Ceramics 2008", Grossmont College Hyde Art Gallery, El Cajon, CA

  Honorable Mention

 "40th Annual National Clay, Fiber, Paper, Glass, Metal, Wood Exhibition", Octagon Center for the Arts,   Ames, Iowa

 "Second Biennial Concordia Continental Ceramics Competition", Concordia University, Saint Paul, MN

2007 "Originals 2007", Harwood Museum of Art, Taos, NM

 "Visual Rhythms / Ritmos Visuales", Target Gallery, Alexandria, VA, First Place  Award

 "Jersey Shore Clay National", m. t. Burton Gallery, Surf City, NJ

 "NCECA 2007 Clay National Biennial", Kentucky Museum of Art and Craft, Louisville, KY

 "The State of Clay 2007", Lexington Arts and Crafts Society, Parsons Gallery, Lexington, MA

 "University of Dallas Regional Ceramics Exhibition", Haggerty Gallery, Irving, TX, Award of Merit

 "39th Annual Clay, Fiber, Paper, Glass, Metal, Wood Exhibition", Octagon Center for the Arts, Ames,    Iowa

 "Red!", Baltimore Clay Works, Baltimore, MD

 "Wichita National 2007", Wichita Center for the Arts, Wichita, KS

2006 "Craftforms 2006", Wayne Art Center, Wayne, PA

 "Blue Grass Clay National", Yeiser Art Center, Paducah, KY

 "ClayFest", DeHaan Fine Arts Center, University of Indianapolis, IN

 "World Women: on the Horizon", Baltimore Clay Works, Baltimore, MD

 "One Square Foot", Clay Squared to Infinity, Minneapolis, MN

 "Starbrick Clay National 2006", Starbrick Clay Gallery, Nelsonville, OH

 "Skin Deep", Hyman Fine Arts Center Gallery, Francis Marion University, Florence, SC

 "38th Annual Clay, Fiber, Paper, Glass, Metal, Wood Exhibition", Octagon Center for the Arts , Ames,    Iowa

 "Innovation in Clay", Ogle Gallery, Portland, OR.

2005   "Cheongju International Craft Biennale 2005", Cheongju City, Korea, Honorable Mention

    "The Wichita National 2005", Wichita, KS, Honorable Mention

    "Visions in Clay", Reynolds Gallery, University of the Pacific, Stockton, CA

    "Clay on the Wall:  2005 Clay National Exhibition", Texas Tech University, Lubbock, TX

    “Red Heat: Contemporary Work in Clay”, Hogue Gallery, University of Tulsa, OK

    "Pen & Brush Fine Craft Exhibition, New York, NY

2004   “Form Follows Function”, Lillstreet Art Center, Chicago, IL

 “Visions in Clay”, Reynolds Gallery, University of the Pacific, Stockton, CA

 “Blues: Tonality II” Tierra Solida Gallery, Santa Barbara, CA

 “Clay, fiber, Paper, Glass, Metal, Wood Exhibition, Octagon center for the Arts, Ames, Iowa



 Museum of Fine Arts, Houston

 J. Paul Taylor

 City of New York

    Washington State Art Commission

    Joan Mannheimer

    Henry Flood Robert,  Jr., Director Joslyn Museum of Art

    J.M. Kohler Art Center, Sheboygan, Wisconsin

    Carol Hansen

    Archie Bray Foundation

    University of Montana

 New Mexico State University

 Wichita Center for the Arts